Freedom Hall History
Freedom Hall is a Louisville, Kentucky multipurpose arena that originally was known as a basketball
arena from the time it first opened in 1956. The arena was originally the home of the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
team from 1956 through 2010 before the team moved their home court to the KFC Yum Center in 2010. The venue was also home
to the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA up until the ABA/NBA merger. Currently the only sports team that calls Freedom Hall home
is the North American Lacrosse League's Kentucky Stickhorses but there is still plenty going on at the popular venue. Throughout
the year you can find plenty of exciting events taking place at Freedom Hall and tickets for all of the venue's big events
are currently available right here on StubHub.
Freedom Hall Events
Freedom Hall is located on the Kentucky
Exposition Center's grounds and has much to offer its guests all year long. Concerts are a big part of the schedule at Freedom
Hall and it hosts performances by the likes of Lady Antebellum, Styx, Foreigner, Alabama, Alterbridge, Halestorm, and more.
The World Championships Horse Show is also a big draw to the venue and is held every summer for a week in late August, as
is the North American International Livestock Exposition which is held every November. If you are looking for big time sports
action there is still plenty to be found at Freedom Hall even though the Louisville Cardinals basketball team has found a
new home as it is home to the Kentucky Stickhorses, an elite arena lacrosse team. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find
something of interest taking place at Freedom Hall.
Louisville is the largest city
in the state of Kentucky and offers plenty of things to do for visitors and residents alike. It is one of the oldest cities
west of the Appalachian Mountains and is named after the former French king Louis XVI. It is perhaps best known as the home
of the Kentucky Derby which is preceded by a two week long Kentucky Derby Festival that includes Thunder Over Louisville which
is the biggest annual fireworks festival in all of North America. Other big annual festivals in the city include the Kentucky
Shakespeare Festival, Abbey Road on the River, the Forecastle Festival, the Bluegrass Balloon Festival and more. The city
is also home to a vibrant music scene which produced iconic indie rock band Slint who only released two albums when they were
teenagers in the Eighties but remain one of the most influential acts in the genre and continue to play shows to this day.
Of course college hoops is a big deal in Louisville, and no sports fan would want to miss the chance to see the Cardinals
hit the hardwood.
Freedom Hall Seating Layout
Freedom Hall seats up to 18,865 fans for basketball games
and up to 19,200 for concerts and there is no better place to be to catch a special event.
Hall was the site of local hero Muhammad Ali's first professional fight in which he won a six round decision against Tunney